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Once Upon a Time, Season 5 Episode 16 Recap | Our Decay


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Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) and Curt Clark (@CurtClark) try to wrap their straw-filled brains around episode 16 of Once Upon a Time.

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  • Ori Kohav

    hehehe definitely worth listening to you while having lunch, guys.
    Also, a little let-out, I felt really flattered that you mentioned me in this podcast :)

    Now, this week made me even more confident about my theory from 2 weeks ago, that there’s a living soul within that pen, and I’m pretty sure that’s how the stories were written without the author knowing about it. It would also explain how those stories kept being written even while Isaac was trapped inside a page.

    Remember when I predicted Hades being punished for his “illegal actions”? There’s also a possibility that he’ll have a change of heart, and actually punish himself, just like Ingrid did in season 4A. If that’s the case, it would definitely have a lot to do with his love for Zelena, and/or his connection to the other gods, most likely Zeus.
    Speaking of Zeus, I see a huge parallel here to other stories of 2 brothers, in which one is praised a lot by the father, whereas the other one is insanely jealous, and is very unappreciated by the father. Most of those stories have histories of the latter brother becoming evil after being punished by the father. It happened in many versions of the Thor-Loki tale, and between Mufasa and Scar (who was born as Taka) in the original Lion-King story. My theory is that Hades was banished to the Underworld because of something he did, and that it has a huge connection to why he wants so badly to flood his world with souls.

    As for how Zelena realized they’re in the Underworld, maybe she did just connect the logical dots to it, but I think we’re gonna get more explaining flashbacks of her and Hades.

    and finally, I have a feeling we’re gonna see a lot more of grown-up Dorothy, since as you already said, she’s very similar to Snow White in the Enchanted Forest.

    #TotoTalk #SorryNoNealConfusionFromMe

  • Rachel Koeper

    My theory is Arthur and gang will come to the Under World defeat Hades and make it the new Camelot.

    • At the very least, I don’t think we got a satisfying conclusion to King Arthur’s time in Storybrooke…

  • Kathie

    I will admit, I was also wondering why they needed to talk to adult, moved-on-already Neal. I think I’d forgotten about baby Neal for a minute there. Oopsie.